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5 DERM-APPROVED WAYS TO BRIGHTEN DARK SPOTS

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Posted by 07.27.18

Skin discoloration can add years to your visage, even if you have smooth, lineless skin courtesy of at-home skincare and professional intervention such as BOTOX and fillers. With summer in full swing, extra sun exposure can make dark spots worse, despite your most diligent sun protection efforts.

If summer has you seeing spots in the form of freckles, lentigines, melasma or other dark patches, fret not because there are a variety of ways to brighten your overall complexion both at home and in the doctor’s office. Over-the-counter and non-prescription dark spot brighteners may include kojic acid, glycolic acid, retinol, licorice extract, vitamin C, arbutin, mulberry, soy and polyphenols.

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IS HYDROGEN THE NEXT “IT” BEAUTY INGREDIENT?

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Posted by 05.18.18

Lighter than oxygen and the air we breathe, hydrogen has begun quietly throwing its weight around in the beauty and wellness worlds. The Japanese have long been drinking and bathing in water infused with this element. Korean beauty brands have embraced it as well, but only now is it starting to flow into a variety of products on this side of the world. From topical skincare to supercharged drinks, could hydrogen be the next big thing?

According to New York City dermatologist Dr. Jeremy Brauer, “There is data in the scientific literature to support the idea that molecular hydrogen acts as an antioxidant, and more specifically may protect cells from UVB-induced inflammation and damage, ho

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FAUX TO PRO: CHIN UP AND NECK OUT

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Posted by 11.22.17

Despite the small amount of facial real estate consumed by the chin, it can be a disproportionate source of beauty stress at any age. Perhaps the most common concern is a double chin, and according to  Park Avenue facial plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono, “Excess fat deposits beneath the chin can occur in women and men, creating an undesirable contour or making the neck appear to hang.”

And since Dr. Jacono has brought our necks into the fray, there are a variety of age-related issues there, too. “If there is loosening of the platysma muscles in the neck, vertical bands appear to protrude from the skin. This can be corrected a variety of ways, including Botox, if not severe,” he

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BEYOND ALPHABET CITY: DR. JART+ LAUNCHES CERAMIDIN

Posted by 10.26.13

You’ve got to love Dr. Jart+. The Korean dermatologist brand just about single-handedly created the worldwide BB cream phenomenon. And while the name may be a bit misleading–there is no Dr. Jart, but rather a consortium of dermatologists lead by Dr. SungJae Jung—the brand stands for quirky integrity; just check out its hipsterish and fun website.

Moving on from the realm of beauty balms and its recently launched CC Essence Balm, Dr. Jart+ just added a new moisturizer duo—Cermadin Liquid and Cream ($39; $48). You use them in tandem—the liquid first, then the cream—for what the company says will deliver 26-hour moisture.

One of the most lovable things about Dr. Jart+ is how

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